Song and dance attracts travelers at Fitur travel fair in Madrid, Spain

drum banging show at Fitur travel fair in Madrid, Europe.

Spain’s capital Madrid is the host for one of the largest travel fairs in the world every January. Although it is primarily targeted at industry professionals, the exhibition halls are open for two days to the public as well. That’s when the fun begins. Many destinations try to draw tourists’ attention with music and dance.

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Rome, Italy is taking a tough stance on overtourism to decrease crowds and pollution

Map of zones for tourist buses in Rome, Italy
Zone C closed from tourist buses in Rome.

One of Europe’s (and the world’s) most popular city destinations, Rome in Italy is restricting tourist bus traffic to the city center and is increasing the prices coach tour companies must pay to bring tourists to the city. The new measures will be effective January 1st, 2019. The objective is to reduce air pollution, noise pollution, traffic, and crowds in the city center.

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8 megatrends are changing the way we travel

airport departure hall

If you look back at all the trips you have done – even if there are only a few of them – you are likely to find changes in how you booked your journey, where you stayed, and what you did in each destination. Trends in travel change, but slowly. The following megatrends identified by Euromonitor are already happening.

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